A trip down the Swamp Rabbit Trail as the leaves are falling.
This Crepe Myrtle on Swan Lake at Furman has not been over-pruned, which allows the branches to take on their natural graceful shape.
Interesting to see the heavy equipment in the middle of the river
The guy lining things up has an important job!
The rains of the last week have affected many of the Christmas parades in the area. Marching bands are disappointed that they cannot participate, but other parade floats could still run. Santa Claus was prepared here for the Travelers Rest Christmas parade by an umbrella and plastic covering for the suit.
The date on this marker in the Christ Church cemetery in Greenville tells a story. Greenville’s first World War II casualty was Seaman First Class Luther Kirk McBee, the great-great-grandson of the city of Greenville’s founder, Vardry McBee, killed on the deck of the battleship USS West Virginia.
Twenty-year-old McBee, who had attempted to join the Royal Canadian Air Force a year earlier, died at his post at an anti-aircraft battery. The West Virginia, one of four ships sunk in Pearl Harbor, suffered 106 casualties.
McBee was first buried in the Huana Cemetery in Hawaii on the day after the attacks. After the war his body was returned to the Upstate and in October 1947, he was given a funeral with full military honors at Christ Church.
Also Navy Fireman 2nd Class Carl Dorr of Anderson was killed on the USS Oklahoma in the attack on Pearl Harbor. His remains were recently identified and returned home, and he will be buried today with full military honors at Graceland Cemetery West on the 77th anniversary of the attack.
When a large street tree goes down it takes the sidewalk with it. Be careful on your walks on Mcdaniel Avenue as it a busy route for motor vehicles…
Precast concrete panels being erected for the new South Carolina Children’s Theater. Photo taken from Howe Street December 4.
The signage for Serendipity Labs, a coworking space located in the former Plush Mill on Traction Street.
This mural on the former Plush Mill depicts scenes of the former Greenville mill town. This is now the home of Serendipity Labs coworking space. As shown in the detail below, the mural blends with building features while including a map of former mill locations on the Greenville Street layout.
Hanging of the lights in One City Plaza 5 pm Nov 27. This prepares the downtown for events such as the Night of Lights which will take place tonight near City Hall and includes a Christmas tree lighting ceremony.